Ethan Suplee

Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past decade as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His breakthrough performance as a young football player in Disney's "Remember The Titans" with Denzel Washington garnered him critical acclaim and led to another role opposite Washington in director Nick Cassavetes' thriller, "John Q." .  His eclectic resume ranges from comedies such as "Mallrats" and "Without a Paddle," to intense performances in dramatic features such as "American History X” opposite Edward Norton, "Blow" with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz and director Anthony Minghella’s "Cold Mountain."

Suplee starred opposite Jason Lee on NBC’s Emmy award nominated  half-hour comedy, "My Name is Earl”, playing 'Randy,' the brother of Lee's 'Earl.'  The show won and was nominated for numerous ensemble awards.

While shooting Earl, Suplee shot  “Brothers” opposite Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman for director Jim Sheridan. And “Fan Boys” playing famed internet film aficionado ‘Harry Knowles’ for The Weinstein Company. Additionally the Sundance Film Festival nominated “The Dry Land” with America Ferrera and Melissa Leo.

Most recently Suplee completed work on “Raising Hope” for FOX, “Nevermind Nirvana” for FOX and “Wifred” for the FX Network.

He was last seen in Tony Scott’s “Unstoppable” starring Denzel Washington and will next be seen in Nick Cassevettes next feature “Yellow.”

Suplee made his feature film debut in 1995 (alongside "Earl" co-star Jason Lee) in writer/director Kevin Smith's "Mallrats," where he played the memorable 'William Black,' a young man determined to crack the mystery behind the mall's magic eye poster.  Smith went on to cast Suplee in "Chasing Amy" and as the voice of 'Norman the Golgothan' in "Dogma."  More recent comedy credits include "Art School Confidential," directed by Terry Zwigoff ("Ghost World"), and Warner Bros.' "The Fountain," with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, directed by Darren Aronofsky, as well as "Without A Paddle" with Matthew Lillard and Seth Green, director Todd Phillip's "Roadtrip," and Ivan Reitman’s “Evolution.”

Suplee showcased his impressive acting chops with a powerful and compelling performance in 1998 in director Tony Kaye's "American History X."  He played a carelessly violent racist skinhead who tries to convince his friend (Edward Furlong) to "come back to his roots" in their gang of white supremacists.

His role of high school football lineman 'Lewis' in Disney's "Remember the Titans" exposed Suplee to a larger audience, and he was singled out by many critics as a fresh and welcome screen presence, with the Hollywood Reporter calling his performance "scene-stealing."

With Ted Demme's 1970s drug-cartel drama "Blow," Suplee continued to raise his profile, playing 'Tuna,' the best friend of Johnny Depp's newly turned drug dealer 'George Jung.'

More recently, Suplee played a pivotal role of a young soldier in Miramax and Anthony Minghella's period piece "Cold Mountain," with Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.  He also co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in New Line's "The Butterfly Effect."

Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Suplee landed his first role at the age of sixteen on the popular television series, "Boy Meets World."  He recurred as the reluctant bully 'Frankie' for three seasons.  Also for the small screen, Suplee made an incredibly powerful guest-starring appearance on NBC's "Third Watch," where he played a disturbed young man who filmed a video journal about his obsession with a girl. Suplee also starred opposite John Goodman and Chris Kattan in the live action MOW “The Year Without Santa Claus” which aired on NBC.

Suplee is an active member of the World Wildlife Fund and has recently appeared in their campaign ad “Texting For Tigers.”  In his spare time, Suplee enjoys reading, cooking, playing chess, and riding his bicycle around town.